Well, the main reason for the release of the upcoming
Director 11 is that the entire program (both authoring and the SW
player) needed to be rewritten to bring it up to current standards.
I suspect that the neglect of Director / SW by Macromedia was so
bad that an Intel player for Director MX 2004 was seen as a waste
So I'd expect the Intel SW player to be available after
Director 11 ships.